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post #1 of 5 Old 07-13-2012, 03:49 PM - Thread Starter
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I wan't to convert my Sony Floor & Book-Shelf speakers into In-Wall speakers, is this possible? They are too bulky for my home theater room.

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Front Center Sony SS-F6000
Front L&R Sony SS-CN5000
Rear L&R Sony SS-B1000
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-13-2012, 05:03 PM
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Define "convert". Do you mean remove the drivers from the current enclosures and bolt them to the wall? If so, I would contend that to be a bad idea. It's not what those drivers were designed for, and I suspect they would sound very bad if you did that.

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This article explains baffle step and even discusses something similar to what you propose: http://www.salksound.com/wp/?p=42

Mounting the drivers in the wall will be the easy part...but the result may not be what you want acoustically. A redesign of the crossover will likely be in order. If this is not something you are prepared to do, perhaps selling the speakers you have will generate some funds to replace them with speakers designed for in wall use.

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A redesign of the crossover will likely be in order.
True, if the original crossovers incorporate baffle step compensation. IME most speakers do not, especially at this price point. But I wouldn't mess around with the cabs in any event. If the OP must do so I'd cut into the wall to inlay the speakers as much as possible and that's it.

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cut a hole in the wall and just stick the bookshelf in :P
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